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Apple is continuing to work on improving the security of its software, despite the intense public scrutiny caused through its encryption fight with the FBI, by hiring a developer known for his privacy-related work. Frederic Jacobs, one of the people behind the secure messaging app Signal, will be joining Apple for the summer as part of the company's CoreOS Security team, the group responsible for the main encryption-related elements of Apple's operating systems.
The Lake District is one of the UK's most beautiful regions: as well as the lakes, there are mountains. Picture it now: ancient lands, the weight of history on the very landscape around you -- and turn left a bit. Away from all of that, and into a little town no tourist ever notices. Now turn right, second left, first tree past the Post Office, down a bit, take another right at that man with the bobble hat out walking his spaniel, and that's where we are. You can't miss us. Chiefly because we take turns leaning out of the window to get a cell signal.
Wilson has unveiled its SignalBoost MobilePro which promises to deliver up to 2x the signal strength to your handset. The device works by simply being plugged into the nearest power socket and automatically boosts the signal strength to your phone. It is also recommended for users of laptop data cards as it can also be powered by a USB port.
Swindon Borough Council is planning on offering free Wi-Fi to the entire population of its town by April of next year, says a Tuesday report. The UK town's 186,000 residents will not have to pay any connection charges or subscription fees for the service, due to be called Signal. The project will cost the equivalent of about $1.68 million and is run by newly formed Digital City UK Ltd, 35 percent of which is owned by Swindon's city council.
Griffin Technology has announced ClearBoost, a protective case for iPhone with a built-in booster antenna. Thee polycarbonate case claims to offer greater coverage and faster downloads as well as the protection from bumps and scratches. Griffin says the ClearBoost for iPhone is the first of a family of antenna boosting cases based around the "ClearBoost technology." The company says the case works by capturing more of the available wireless signals and passing it to the internal iPhone antenna. ClearBoost for iPhone, priced at $30, is available now.